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We all know that Jack Ruby attended Oswald's midnight press conference. Following that brief back and forth Ruby stayed behind to hear DA Henry Wade give a statement to the press. At this point Ruby corrected Wade's assertion that Oswald had been a member of the "Free Cuba Committee". "That's the Fair Play for Cuba Committee", shouted Ruby over the crowd of reporters.

So it's safe to assume that by this time Ruby had gotten a good look at Oswald. Ruby it seems also had a better grasp of Oswald's "far left" political affiliations than the Dallas district attorney. Amazingly however, Ruby was not totally convinced of Oswald's guilt... yet.

Immediately upon leaving Dallas police headquarters Ruby embarked on an all night search. He had remembered seeing a billboard on the outskirts of the city which had offered the president a less than enthusiastic welcome to Dallas. But this was obviously the work of the "far-right". Ruby was undeterred. He woke his roommate George Senator at 3 a.m.. He then phoned the Carousel. He woke an employee who was staying there overnight, and insisted he get his camera ready and wait for them to arrive. Their journey led them to the billboard, and eventually to the post office in search of the owner of a very specific P.O. box. But why? What could the "far right" have to do with a "far left" American defector to the U.S.S.R., and pro-Castro follower like Oswald?  

With all of the evidence that Ruby's friends at the Dallas police department had piled up against Oswald, (the rifle, the revolver, etc.), what could have pointed Ruby in the direction of the "far right"? There is one possibility. During a Saturday morning interview with police chief Jesse Curry one reporter asked, "Does this have anything to do with the attempt on the life of General Edwin Walker?" To which Curry replied... "No, we don't believe so". Could Ruby have also known something else about Oswald that the police had yet to figure out? And how?

In April of 1963 Oswald had taken a bus to a spot near Walker's Turtlecreek home. This was an area that Oswald had apparently staked out. A photo of Walker's home would later be discovered among Oswald's personal effects. On the night of April 10, at 9 p.m., a single shot rang out in that neighborhood, and Oswald seemingly disappeared into the night... for nearly three hours. Less than seven blocks away was Jack Ruby's Vegas Club.

Fast forward to November 23, 1963.    

Ruby finally got to bed that Saturday morning around 6 a.m.. He must have been exhausted. Yet something happened over the period of the next twenty-four hours that totally cemented Ruby's feelings about what Oswald's fate should be. There would be no room left for what appeared to be doubt in Ruby's mind. Just after 11 a.m. on Sunday morning Ruby entered the basement to Dallas police headquarters. Watching the clock closely, as Ruby stated during his Warren Commission testimony, he shot Oswald dead while he was being transferred to a vehicle. Handcuffed to a Dallas detective and surrounded by other armed police, Secret Service, and FBI personnel, Oswald the immovable object met Jack Ruby the unstoppable force. Suddenly, not only was Oswald guilty in Ruby's eyes, more importantly he was dead.

During his Warren Commission testimony Jack Ruby begged Chief Justice Earl Warren to be taken back to Washington D.C.. When pressed for a reason as to why Ruby feared for his life, and couldn't tell the whole story in Dallas Ruby reluctantly told the Chief Justice... "There is a group here call the John Birch Society, and the leader of that organization is Edwin Walker...".

I truly believe that if any conspiracy/cover-up existed these circumstances are very probably at it's core.


Craig C.





Edited by Craig Carvalho
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